of Kasturi Rangappa with the following1 message:—:;We di-":
not injure you in any manner. It Is not proper that TOU
should wage war upon us without provocation/' Kastun
Sangappa replied, " I gave a promise to Sari Oba]ar~ja that I
would get him back his estate ; and I wor/i return ir ;na this
war, unless you relinquish your hold upon it/"* On tlie receipt
of this reply, Timmaraja made himself ready for battle with an
army of 90 elephants, 1,000 horses, and 12,000 infantry.
Kasturi Rangappa marched for battle with S^GOO^ s^ldi^rs
accompanied by Damera Venkatappa 2s ay ad u and ofter cliiefg.
A fierce engagement took place in wliicli Tiramaruj'j'/P troops
were scattered, and fifty-three chiefs including1 Li;,jraruj,i,
Timmanna, 3Ialluvaru Virayya, Sankenapalli Saarharayya.
Timmaraju, Venkatarajn, Kondrajii; and Dasariruju were
killed.^ The remaining chiefs who were panic-stricken FOiight
the protection of Kasturi Bangappa. He spared their lives,
and gave back to Sari Gbala his territory.
This battle was fought on S. S. 1501 (A.D. 1579), Pramadi,
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On 6. S. 1496 Bhava, Magha in 2, Friday, (14th Jan. 1575
AJX) ParacuruPapaNayadu, a grandson of PemmasaBi Timma
Nayadu, and a subordinate of Sri Vlra Hangarayadeva Maha-
ray a, built a peia at Krasur in tie Bellaxakonda ^7»irz, started
a market, and granted a stone charter to the people of all
PataJcamulas (?) :—
We have remitted the 34 (?) rsdanas such as panmt,
paravi (farftyam), gaddem (khaddayam ?), kRnifce, ce?J*»
kotana, etc., for twelve years. After that, we shall
* Gutti Venkatarkju was despatched as an ambassador not from YejjC*2UJ;ta but N^l*t^ff"
f The poem -which describes the battle has only 2,000.
$ Tho account given here Is very faulty, as it contradict* tk» tvidisacft of tt» ccai*sn-
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